Wednesday, 17 October, 2018


FDA Recalls Blood Pressure, Heart Medicine After Cancer Causing Agent Discovered

David Watkins  Shutterstock FDA Recalls Blood Pressure, Heart Medicine After Cancer Causing Agent Discovered
Patty Aguilar | 18 July, 2018, 17:28

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 13 July 2018 issued a recall on pharmaceuticals containing the active ingredient valsartan, which is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.

The surprising thing is that each of these drugs has been made in China by the same company, Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.

Certain lots of the therapy, distributed under the Actavis label in the USA, have been detected to have trace amounts of probably human carcinogen N- nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).

The FDA believes this sudden presence of NDMA is because of the way the substance was manufactured. The supplier has stopped distributing its valsartan API and the FDA is working with the affected companies to reduce or eliminate the valsartan API impurity from future products.

The FDA advises that patients contact pharmacists or physicians for advice on alternate therapy in lieu of the recalled treatment. Their health care provider should be able to offer other treatment options, among them, another valsartan product that is not part of the recall. It is distributed in the United States by three companies: Major Pharmaceuticals; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.: and Solco Healthcare. "This is why we've asked these companies to take immediate action to protect patients".

The ministry revealed that other products that contain the active substance Valsartan manufactured by other companies are safe and are not included in the withdrawal process.

Earlier this year, the European Medicines Agency announced it was reviewing medicine with an active valsartan ingredient supplied by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, a China-based company, for the same reason.

For more information, visit the FDA's website.

"We need to think globally and work strategically with partners from around the world to make best use of our inspection capacity, so that patients can rely on the quality, safety and efficacy of all medicines, no matter where they have been manufactured".

The FDA's investigation into the drug will continue. This is raising concerns among the people about what medications can be used without causing further deterioration to the patients. According to Harry Lever, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, "It's not just valsartan".

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